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Posted at 8:00 PM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Rob Lowe arrives in Washington, begins filming new reality pilot, "Potomac Fever"

By The Reliable Source

Look, it's Rob Lowe! (Carlo Allegri/AP)

t's really happening -- again! When word first came last year of a new D.C.-based reality series, "Potomac Fever" -- developed by none other than Rob Lowe -- it seemed no more than a fever dream. Hadn't the nation already glutted itself on the Top Chefs, Housewives and Real Worlders of D.C.?

But a TV crew arrived yesterday in the neighborhood of the White House to start filming a pilot about young Washingtonian strivers -- with the blue-eyed producer himself on the scene. Lowe, in jeans and sweater, stood on the sidelines as the cameras filmed a young man and woman in conversation at M.E. Swing Coffee Co. near 17th and G. (Lowe also revved up on two double macchiatos while there.)

Unclear who drew the camera's gaze -- but we've learned that the tentative cast includes WUSA-9 reporter Angie Goff, Fresh 94.7 DJ Tommy McFly, and Charles Moran, a GOP communications guy. (None replied to our emails, which is always a giveaway.) Also, some other young Hill types whose names elude us. Reps for E!, the cable channel that's home to "Potomac Fever" if it ever sees the light of day, did not return our call.

UPDATED Thursday afternoon: Turns out they also did some additional filming Wednesday night -- at Cafe Milano, naturally.

By The Reliable Source  | January 5, 2011; 8:00 PM ET
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Um. Who cares?

Posted by: ChrisW1958 | January 6, 2011 11:31 AM | Report abuse

well, i guess it's time to ditch my wapo user ID.


Posted by: potomacfever00 | January 6, 2011 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I got really excited about this show and then I saw "reality"

rob lowe just film yourself all day, that would get better ratings

Posted by: kt17 | January 6, 2011 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Cool; unlike the Real House Wives I might actually care to watch people trying to actually make a living and live the lifestyle in DC.

Posted by: flonzy1 | January 6, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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